Gulf Oil orange stripes….

Finally got around to painting the Gulf orange stripes. It’s actually quite a big job especially with the nose fitted as there is a lot of taping up to do. My $100 professional spray booth did the job!

Turned out well and after letting it dry for a few days I added the dark blue pinstripe to the edges.

It’s certainly getting towards the pointy end of the build so hoping to have it completed by the end of April.

Now that’s a good looking gearbox!

The Audi 01E gearbox looked a bit ratty on the outside so I thought about soda blasting it then polishing it but finally decided that painting it was the way to go. Chose a colour as close to the Coyote engine block as I could and used a flat clear like you see on some new cars these days. I have to say that I am very happy with the result and it should look pretty flash in the engine bay.

High pressure clean and then sand any corrosion areas down and scothbrite all over…
Mask up the steel parts and any sensors etc…
Etch prime…
Then use a 2 pack primer and straight on with the colour wet on wet…
Then finish off with the flat clear coats…
Mask up the silver…
Spray the black gloss and untape… voila!

First test fit of the Wild Coyote

I recently test fitted the Coyote and gearbox and now in the process of integrating the wiring of the Motec into the electrical system and making some minor modifications to the engine block to accommodate the gearshift cables and starter motor.

Fitting was easier than I thought but boy is it tight! Once I’m happy with the fit, she comes out again to finish off a few items on the chassis and then back in for the final time (hopefully!) .

Shouldn’t be too long now until the Coyote is rumbling away in the workshop and I will be uploading a video of that momentous day so stay tuned!